we did rock. we did swap.


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It's been a whole week since the Rock N' Swap and so I should probably go ahead and blog about it? I like to give myself a good, long window between the topic and the blog. Have you noticed? :) I want to say that I had such an amazing experience hosting my first ever full blown EVENT. I have never done anything like that before and was blessed! I was touched by all the love we were shown and all the amazing things people said to us at the event and afterwards. If you are one of the kind souls who texted me, emailed me, called me the day after I have to say thank you to the intensity of the sun. I felt so gratified! I felt like we learned a lot and in my mind put down a great foundation for something that will only get bigger and better. We have already discussed taking the next event to a bigger venue, making it all ages, maybe outside on a pretty summer afternoon...

Thank you to the amazing Tolly who took my little clothing swap idea nugget and turned into a full blown reality. Thank you to Beauty Bar for being so open to a kind of event that, as far as I know, no one has ever tried on that scale here in town? They were so good to us!! And thank you to the Cupcake Bar for the insanely good treats, Treaty Oak Rum for the booze we sooo took advantage of, and to Laced With Romance Vintage for bringing your beautiful goods and beautiful faces to the party.

Thank you to my close friends and my family who came out and worked their butts off in a variety of ways. Knowing I have so many people in this town who have my back makes this feel like my home... finally. You sorted and folded and hunted hangers and ran back and forth like banshees. You are champions.

And thank you to the lovely people who came out and swapped with us! If you said hello or just remained focused on fighting your way through the racks (which got a little tough there for a bit, no lie!) I am so glad you came. I met some really, really lovely people. My hope is that y'all had a good time and got yourself some goodies. I know a few people who scored some ridiculously cool items that made me more than a little green-eyed.


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practice that pageant wave!

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The Cupcake Bar!!

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Door guy had a yo-yo AND let me do his job for five minutes. Hero alert.

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The best of intentions!

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Laurie Gallardo at the booth with my husband.

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getting set up...

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harhar

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get you some!

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vintage poncho of woooonder


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worker beees

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git it gurl. haha xo

See MORE PHOTOS from the event in the FACEBOOK ALBUM.

Ok, so as long as we're here and we're talking about Austin fashion events I might as well stack 'em deep and tell you about last nights highlight, the FASHION FREAK OUT!! I was so pumped I got to attend this because for the last two years I have been out of town every weekend that this has gone down. That is just silly. How much do I love vintage?? How much do I looove free vodka?? Haha, the answer is a lot. This is right up my alley.

Some lovely friends of mine like Kathleen, Magnolia Family Vintage's own model and "face of," and Tiffany the fashionista behind Austin is Burning, among others, were walking the runway last night and I got my SCREEEEAAAM on when they hit their pose!! I thought the looks were almost all divine, the models were working it, and the crowd was pumped. There was such a positive energy going on. I met some rad people last night too and got asked if my hair was real a surprising number of times... hm? If you were going to buy a wig would you really go for the white girl afro? I don't know...

I didn't get a lot of amazing pictures but there will be recaps all over the internet if you missed it. Here's what I did manage to retrieve with the help of my friend who was perched a slight bit closer than I on the Mohawk Roof area...

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This one is for Cassidy haha ;)

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Haha, I am actually laughing to myself right now about the fact that I thought these appropriate to post. Pretend they're like my memories themselves... a little fuzzy, a little rough, lovely from afar... I managed to get a whopping three other photos out of the evening. I really need to step up my photo taking game. I am having so much fun and freedom these days, it really should be proven!!

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three hot chicks and one golden girl...

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this photo officially justifies the return of the word FLY.

Did I mention I dyed my hair again? Well I did. It's blonde. :)

That's All I got. Seacrest Out. xo


10 comments:

_Franny said...

Amazing Amazing Amazing !!!
Looks like you did a brilliant job Sarah .. so jelious i can only live it through pictures

Looks like im moving to Austin!

p.s well hello cute barman

Nina said...

wow that event looks like a lot of fun, wish I could have been there!
congrats!

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Darling Nikki said...

I had an amazing time! I didn't expect to see a picture of me on your blog...lol (Rock N Swap pics...3rd from bottom) Please host another one soon...it was the best time I've had since moving to TX!

ほし said...

Awesome! So wish I could've been there.

JINIAN said...

I wish I lived in Austin just so I could have been there! It looks amazing.

與毛 said...

You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.............................................

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

So glad the Rock N Swap went so well! The Freakout photos are great, loved getting a different POV of it. Take care!

Elizabeth said...

I see me!! :)

Great photos and recap of the swap.

Dave said...

Damn, Baby, you write good.

Dave said...

And yes, you have released the new era of FLY.